Aodhan Sweeney joined the Unidata Program Center as a software development summer intern on May 20, 2019. Aodhan graduated from Florida State University in May 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Physics; he will be starting a Ph.D. program in Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington in the fall. This summer, Aodhan will be working to extend Unidata's siphon package, with the goal of making publicly-available atmospheric datasets more accessible.
The Unidata Summer Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences.
“Unidata and its internship program foster independent thinking and self-motivation. There are so many avenues in which you can contribute to the atmospheric community through this internship,” says Aodhan. “If you are interested in any aspects of atmospheric or computer science, opportunities to follow them are readily available and the Unidata team is super supportive in all projects you want to pursue.”
Aodhan enjoys backpacking, traveling, camping, and running, and has already availed himself of the many hiking opportunities the Boulder area has to offer. In addition, he is looking forward to taking advantage of the talks and seminars that are available to interns at Unidata and UCAR. “Being part of the greater UCAR/NCAR system is an incredibly rich environment for an early career atmospheric scientist,” he notes.
Please join us in welcoming Aodhan to the Program Center for the summer!